Brewed by 8 Wired Brewing
Style: Saison
Warkworth, New Zealand
Serve in Tulip


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RATINGS: 438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.73/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Saisons have been around for ages. Traditionally brewed by Belgian and French farmers to provide refreshment during harvest. I’m guessing that flavour wasn’t a main concern back then; the priority was to provide a beverage that was safe to drink, because water usually wasn’t. Never the less, over time they developed a beverage chrarissed by beer geeks of the modern world. The alcohol content was low, so the workers could consume enough to keep hydrated and still perform their job: To load the barn with enough barley for next years brewing season. I bet these hardworking, humble farmers never imagined, that centuries later, their style of brewing would inspire brewers from all over the world. As all our beers, this is a very modern, you might say new world, interpretation of this style. Based on the tradition we have used a French Saison yeast, which provides a plethora of funky, earthy, very "Belgian" flavours. From there we have upped the ante a fair bit by doubling the amount of malt, and thereby the alcohol, and loaded the kettle with punchy Nelson Sauvin hops. Unlike the original, this is not a beer meant to be drunk by the gallon. Moderation is the key for full enjoyment of all great beers.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrus (4988) - Delft, - DEC 17, 2011
[email protected] Malty, citrus, nelson sauvin aroma but not in a bad way at all. Hazy, yellow, small off-white head, good lace. Sweet, bitter, fruity, hints of diesel and garlic. Balanced, falvourful. Normally this is not my kind of hops but I like them in this beer.

The Etruscan (711) - Tuscany, ITALY - DEC 10, 2017
Golden colour. white full lasting head. Aroma is hoppy with spicy, pepper, fruity (pear and apricot). Flavor is moderately hoppy with fruity (pear, apricot and plume) with light sour tones, ending in an hoppy finish. Light to medium bodied.

LazyPyro (1791) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 5, 2017
330ml bottle. Hazy light golden colour with a large white fluffy pillowy head. Aroma is spicy, peppery yeast, vinous, grape, fruits. Taste is malty, yeasty, spicy, lemon, fruity with definite grape and vinous qualities, bitter finish. Medium body, average carbonation. Really enjoyed this saison.

Iznogud (4683) - CROATIA - NOV 19, 2017
On tap at Leeds International Beer Festival, 2017. Pours cloudy golden, medium white head. Citrus, spicy, yeasty, some wine notes, bitter finish. Average carbonation. Medium bodied.

Tide (4564) - Helsinki, FINLAND - OCT 2, 2017
Draught at Mikkeller Seoul. Hazy golden color, white head. Bitter taste with citrus, hops, earthy notes, yeast, lemongrass, ripe fruits and grass. Bitter finish with citrus, hops, yeast, a bit of lemongrass, ripe fruits and grass. Excellent saison.

kaserov (1097) - Oviedo, SPAIN - JUL 10, 2017
Color amarillo, ligeramente turbio y más turbio si se echa el final de la botella, con capa de espuma blanca de tres dedos de grosor (muy buena retención, siempre queda una capa de espuma de más de un dedo de grosor, de burbujas pequeñas y apariencia de jabón). Carbonatación alta. Textura acuosa y ligeramente efervescente. En nariz hay ligera fruta tropical, hierbas, lima, especias, levadura, reminiscencias ácidas. En boca hay mucha especias, lima, toques herbales, pan, ligera acidez. Final de ligerísimo amargor. Seca. La boca pide más. Postgusto especiado.

dimeon (500) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - JUN 30, 2017
A: Slightly cloudy light orange with a big, dense white head. N: Lime zest, pineapple and freshly cut grass. T: Strong bitterness and just a hint of acidity. Grapefruit juice, a medley of citrus zest. P: Medium-thin. O: Absolutely loved this beer, very complex and pleasing to the palate from first sip to last.

dorain (713) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 3, 2017
Aus dem Growler vom LagerLager/Berlin (2017-04). Dieses Bier von der anderen Seite des Planeten ist ein typischen Saison mit einer für ein Saison doch deutlichen Hopfennote. Doch dies gibt den Bier ein tollen Charakter. Ein leckeres Bier.

Werckmeister (3441) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - MAY 2, 2017
0,33l bottle at home. BB 14.07.2018. golden clear shiny color, rather big white head. smells flowery, peppery, yeasty, citric, grassy, light funk, some fruity notes, light mango, peach. very nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes flowery, citric, grassy, light yeast, light sweetness, some exotic fruits, light berry notes. finishes medium dry with notes of grass, citrus and light sweetness. very nice one, lovely balance very easy and great to drink. lovely dry notes.

ghostbeer (250) - Nebraska, USA - APR 22, 2017
Very hazy and orange color. Smells like bad cheese rinds but certainly tastes better than the smell. Baffling, but probably better with food.

dunklermessias (385) - GERMANY - APR 21, 2017
On tap at Lager Lager Berlin. Comes with a hayz yellow color and a nice white head.. The nose is pine, sweet fruits like peach or apricot, some grapes and belgian yeast. The taste follows the nose, but the fruits are sweeter than expected. Some floral and some herbs and a nice hops. At the palate some citrus. Nice and dry bittersweet finish.

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